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88 years. i have no regrets. >> the late great former new york mayor, ed koch. as brash as the city he led. >> i changed the city of new york. i gave people back their morale. >> his own words, a true american oerm. >> plus, game on. our super bowl preview, the big game, the big hits. cnn's rachel nichols and pat o'brien cover it all. >> also, this just in. jennifer lawrence, wait, she's approaching at high speed. >> that's what i'm talking ability. >> thank goodness. this is breaking news. >> after thursday's electrifying entrance, the two-time oscar nominee brings back the drama and her director, david o. russell. >> i have been terribly blessed. >> and she reveals what she thinks of me. >> we were texting. i said i had to be here. i said, i'm going to be on piers morgan with you, and his reply was, ooh, we're so cool. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. on a day of a deadly attack on a u.s. embassy in turkey and rising protests against egypt, the changing of the guard in the state department paused to pay tribute to ed koch, the mayor of new york died of congestiv
. indra petersons reporting live from boston this morning. now to new york city where wind gusts of 50 miles per hour could cut power to thousands. foot of snow and coastal flooding also predicted. this blizzard on the exact same path as superstorm sandy, that could mean more misery for people still trying to recover from that storm. alison kosik is at columbus circle in manhattan. what is new york doing to prepare? >> reporter: right now we certainly are feeling a nice steady flow of snow coming down and not really sticking except for one or two snowballs we're making on the side here. you look out here, everybody's going to work as usual just like a normal bad weather day. everybody knows what's coming later and that's the tricky point. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is concerned about the cleanup because the storm is expected to really hit around rush hour when everybody's trying to get home, that could make it difficult for those salt spreaders and those plows to get through the streets but also extra trains are coming out for those who live on long island, the lirr is addin
the city of providence, the state of rhode island is trying to deal with this morning. that is massive power outages, wet, thick snow falling on trees, on power lines. it means about nearly 200,000 homes here in rhode island are without power. that is what they're dealing with at this hour. some good news, some of those bridges out to places like newport, rhode island, have reopened. they closed late last night because of these sustained 58-mile-per-hour wind gusts we were getting. those have reopened. i-95, that huge interstate through massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island still closed, though. roads here in providence closed a's well since 5:00 eastern right now. illegal to be out driving on them. stay home. even though it looks better, stay home. we had a chance last night to hang out with this guy, let's bring him into the picture, colonel pete gaynor, who heads emergency transportation. snow plows, gps tracking their every move. you were up all night. give us a sense of the situation now here in providence and broader rohode island. where does it stand? >> it's been a long nigh
. this is mexico city. the blast killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 100 people. it happened in the basement of a neighboring building. >>> a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s
providence, rhode island. rare that you see a car going by. almost every business, city hall, everything is closed here, just like in massachusetts, the governor in connecticut also having that 4:00 ban on any cars and i wouldn't be surprised if it happens here very soon as well. i want to take you on our journey getting here. we just arrived here. it took us over five hours to get here from new york city, a trip that really shouldn't take any more than three hours. along the way, very slow going, light traffic. lots of snow plows but also some very serious accidents. we saw a jackknifed tractor-trailer that ran right into the median. we saw a huge semi that just fell off the side of the highway. we took a picture of that for you guys. that was consistent all the way up here. if you head up to maine, i want to show you some pretty dramatic video in maine. a 19-car pileup in maine. bottom line, the governor saying not a time for sightseeing, not a time for playing around. this is very, very serious. in 1978, 27 inches of snow, 26 deaths. they think this storm could be as bad or worse and
an extraordinary transformation, starting with you. when you look at what's happened to this city, and you made a documentary, that's a key part of that, how do you feel about your legacy? >> i will tell you, frankly .i believe that i created the foundation. i gave people back their morale. cy built 250,000 housing units and affordable rentals. and a whole host of other things. it it created the climate for what ultimately others after me, david dinkins and rudy giuliani and the new mayor, mike bloomberg, particularly him, have done. we are once again the international capital of the world. i honestly truly believe that. >> when you look at what's happening in the gun tonight in america, clearly new york made a clear stand about guns. and it's pretty successful. new york is becoming a pretty city, in comparison to cities like chicago? what's your view on the debate? >> i believe the constitutional amendment to really address the issue. when we're doing like we are doing it a little bit at a time and the united states supreme court has a tendency to strike down what we do, washington, d.c. banne
new york city. not a hurricane, but we will have hurricane winds with this coming up, brooke. >> i'm coming back to you. we'll talk about the dense northeast, tens of millions of people, many of whom lived through sandy. first, the good news. skiers who planned trips right before the valentine's day weekend here, those folks, you called it right. as we look at these pictures from maine, do keep in mind those winds are going to whip. and before this thing is over, you will have zero visibility, snow blowing sideways, deep, deep drifts, that sort of thing. want to talk about boston. look at this. this is -- you can't see it, it is fenway park. you'll recognize fenway if there wasn't snow and ice on the lens of this camera. snow started there right around 9:30 this morning. and we're hearing boston could break its all time snow record. the all time record set in either 1978 in that deadly winter storm, blamed for dozens of deaths, or more recently in 2003. take your pick. 27 inches each time. boston, right now, is under a snow emergency. no on street parking. schools are closed. publi
a village to a city to facebook. and i do think that he wants to impact everyone in the world's life. and he is doing that. he's actually a successful megalomaniac. >> yeah, he is in a big way. he has said he idolized steve jobs. is he in your opinion the next steve jobs? or do you think his legacy might eclipse that of his hero? >> i do think he will eclipse steve jobs. he's not as stylish in any way as steve jobs and i don't think you'll see him in a turtleneck. but i do think he is going to change the world in ways that steve jobs only sort of started to. facebook is in our phones, it's in everything we carry. it's in every moment of our lives now. and i think steve jobs was part way there, but i think facebook will keep going with that. so i do think him idolizing jobs is kind of a framework for where he's going to go. >> and when zuckerberg heard of your book, the accidental billionaires, you got a lot of pushback. in fact, the facebook crowd called you the jackie collins of silicon valley. do you think your book and then the movie helped make him more human in people's eyes? >> i do. i
and we just felt our building shake. >> reporter: a massive explosion at one of kansas city's most popular restaurants. >> we thought that a car had literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: the late night blast yours dozens plus this. >> i'm seth macfar lane and i'll be hosting the oscars this year. >> we sit down with seth mac farlane and who he'll go to for oscar advice. we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. oscar pistorius will have to wait at least one more day to learn if he will be granted bail. the hearing for the olympic sprinter adjourned a little more than an hour ago. diser toious faces a premeditated murder charge in the valentine's day killing of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the defense attorney gave a cross-examination of the police investigator who responded to the crime scene of the home. here are the key points, the officer conceded a substance found in the house may not have been tst testosterone as he previously testified. there was no sign of an assault on steenkamp's body. the investigator
covering the major storm from all angles. we'll begin with the city that will get hit first, that is new york. alison kosik, do we understand if they're prepared? lost her. we'll go to susan candiotti in boston, another place the storm is hitting. we know there will be a lot, a lot, a lot of snow. are they ready? >> reporter: to put it bluntly, i think they are, we certainly hope they are. the city hopes bostonians are. certainly they and new englanders are used to huge nor'easters and blizzards like this. 35 years ago, you had the storm of '78, when they had more than 27 inches. this could rival those record amounts. we'll have to see what happens. but as of now, noontime is zero hour. a snow emergency has gone into effect and now people are being told that's it, get off the streets. if your car is there, it's going to ghettet towed. so certainly if take you a look at the store shelf, they are empty. it is clear that people have been fwg out within the last 24, 48 hours since these warnings began. buying all kinds of essential supplies, including nonperishable foods, water, batteries fl
. a blizzard taking aim right now at the entire northeast. major cities like boston, right here in new york, smash dab in its path. thousands of flights have already been canceled. good morning. welcome to "early start" this morning. i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, february 8th. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. let's get started. millions of people bracing for what could be a blizzard for the ages. take a look at the monster storm that's about to bury boston and bring misery to millions in the northeast. forecasters are using words like epic, historic to describe this massive storm. you're looking at live pictures from new york now. the big apple is also preparing for dangerous winds and up to a foot of snow, perhaps even more. a lot of schools are doing early dismissal today. right now 23 million people are under a blizzard warning. cnn meteorologist chad myers says he can't remember seeing a number that high. air travel is already a mess. nearly 3,000 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have alre
breathe better. (blowing sound) ask your doctor about spiriva. >>> a developing story out of kansas city. we're getting new video of a building on fire. there are preliminary reports this started with a car crash. as you can see, it led to something much, much bigger than expected. we'll have the latest. ♪make just one heart to heart you - you sing to♪ ♪one smile that cheers you ♪one face that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. try e-mail marketing from constantcontact. it's the fastest, easiest way to create great-looking custom e-mails that bring customers through your door. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular well ek cuted diamond heist that reads like an agath ta christy who done it. precious gems stolen by heavily armed men right out of the cargo hold of a plane in brussels belgium. there was choreography and precision to the theft which unfolded at lightning speed. the whole operation took only a few short minutes. the thieves were described as professionals by one official, an
in many cities across europe white people are moving away from ethnically mixed neighborhoods. >> you can get a change that is quite dramatic in the character of an area, and here in london between 2001 and 2011, one-third of the white population has left. >> reporter: enormous demographic changes resulting in profound challenges like the so-called muslim patrols which the communities themselves are now trying to tackle. cnn, london. >>> we have live pictures here, breaking news happening out of cairo. this is actually taking place now. these pictures, these are the streets and they are erupting now, we understand, with water cannons and tear-gas, and this is outside the presidential palace, as the scene there is turning violent. we will have a live report out of cairo after this break. .... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh. vo: geico.
are in constant communication with a man holding a 5-year-old in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. george howell is there. police came out with new details what items the suspect jimmy lee dikes is giving the child. what are they? >> we just heard from the sheriff here, wally olson. he said a few interesting things. we learned that mr. dykes has electric heater and blankets. certainly it's cold in the bunker, about a constant 50 degrees in that bunker underground. they're still able to get the young boy medications he needs. he suffers from asperger's syndrome and dhd. also able to get him the crayons and coloring book. also toys. and there was another interesting thing that i noticed in this particular press conference. when the sheriff said that he wanted to thank mr. dykes, listen to this. >> he's told us that he has a lk heater and blankets inside that he's taking care of him. he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys, and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: again, he wanted to thank him for taking care o
. >>> and still developing, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a popular restaurant in kansas city. >>> and bratsing f ing fobracing storm. already started in california, but soon millions across the country will feel it. >> welcome to "early start". thanks for being with us. >> it is wednesday, february 20th. 5:00 a.m. in the east and happening right now, big developments in the case of oscar pistorius. we could hear any minute whether the track star will be allowed to go free and just in, brand new details about what investigators saw and found at the scene, including two boxes of testosterone and needles, as well as some unlicensed ammunition. the first officer on the scene says he believes a cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door. also he believes that gunshots were aimed specifically at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. the officer also also described the wounds that killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was hit on the right side of her head, right elbow, and her hip. they are there are also new dramatic details coming to light about wha
weather service has issued urgent warnings. kansas city is expecting 9 to 15 inches of snow tonight into tuesday. the same system just left a blanket of white over much of colorado, cancelling hundreds of flights out of denver international on sunday. sam brownback is calling for drivers to stay off the road in his state. and he has worries this storm has the potential to be more dangerous. jennifer delgado live for us now. how bad is it this morning? >> it seems like we always are talking about some type of winter storm. you're right. we're talking about dangerous conditions setting up. you see the blizzard warning in place. across kansas, texas, new mexico, as well as missouri. we're going to see the winds really picking up as we go later into the afternoon and the evening hours. that means visibility is really going to be down. overall, we have about 17 states that are under some type of winter weather warning advisory. and it is going to be a bad one out there. look what's happening right now. we already are seeing storms moving through central texas, as well as that snow workin
newsroom. i'm brianna keilar for don lemon. the city of los angeles is offering a $1 million award to locate rogue cop christopher dorner. his burning truck was found in the area on thursday. dorner described as a trained assassin and is accused of three killings over the past week, including a policeman. a live report on the man hunt straight ahead. >>> you're hearing that all over new england. people in the blizzard zone spending their sundays shoveling out, getting ready for tomorrow's commute. 300,000 homes are still without elected terrorist. we're live from the boston area in a few minutes on what promises to be a tough ride to and from work tomorrow. >>> this just in. police may be closing in on the killers of a chicago team who performed at the inauguration of president obama a week before her death. investigators are now questioning two people in the killing of 15-year-old hadiya pendelton. >>> joe paterno's family released a report absolving him the blame in the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. it was conducted by louie freeh was factually wrong. the university responded
and the first lady. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while trying to escape gun fire in a chicago city park several blocks north of the obama family home in the win wood neighborhood. i will go to ted rowlands who is in chicago. i know there's going to be a press conference, you will have a number of officials on this. this is disturbing all around. it's not the first time. chicago has a terrible problem with violence, with gang violence. you have the first lady weighing in at the funeral on saturday. what are they going to do? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, suzanne. and there is in the wake of hadiya pendleton's death, there's a sense of urgency here. as you mentioned, this is not the first time a youngster has been killed in the cross fire with the gang violence on the streets of chicago. but this young woman has really struck a nerve. this was a young 15-year-old girl, who was doing all of the right things. she was a good student going to a great school here in chicago. her parents, great parents, who have encouraged her and her brother to do well in school. she was in the b
. >> i think people are getting more sensitive to it as it happens in new york city. there's a big issue to their policies as they relate to stopping and frisking. stores don't want to be shoplifted with. but you have to make sure and identity and have some reasonable basis to do it, just not look at the color of someone's skin and say, you know what, i'm going to pat/frisk you. in the future, it makes it better, but it's more unfortunate that incidents like this go on. >> this is a major issue in new york city. there's a class action lawsuit pending in federal court. people in the african-american/hispanic community say that cops are abusing them repeatedly. this is a big issue. of course, now, the police were not involved in this incident, but it sheds light on it and i think it sheds light on how african-american citizens get -- >> i think we have to see a more forest whitaker movies. >> thanks for watching "newsroom." "newsroom international" is next. >> welcome, to "newsroom international. account account i'm suzanne malveaux. today i'm joined by michael holmes. >> nice to be here.
on this city in midland city, alabama. victor, good morning to you. have authorities continued to talk with this suspect throughout the night? any progress? >> reporter: good morning, randi. we're waiting for an update that will come at noon eastern today. we know authorities and negotiators were here, overnight, as they have been around the clock since this whole thing started tuesday. we can tell you the big difference from this night than any other in this ordeal, the temperatu temperature. the temperature dipped below freezing for the first time during this ordeal. we know from sources close to the negotiating that this bunker is heated. we also learned more about how this bunker was built from a neighbor of the man accused of shooting a bus driver on tuesday and snatching a kindergartner and taking him into, essentially, this hole in the ground. listen. >> we would always catch him at odd hours of the night running around. it was at random times. it would never be on a schedule at all. he would just do random stuff that humans would not do, a normal person would not do. >> like wh
you think most epitomizes america right now. >> "sex and the city". >> honey boo boo. >> hunger games. >> here comes honey boo boo. >> i can't wait to go to the pageant with glitzy because we're going to win it all. >> reporter: did america take a wrong turn after happy days? ♪ where are those good old-fashioned values ♪ >> the golden age of television sitcoms did not reflect the way american society really was. what it reflected to some extent is the way america thought it should be. >> reporter: so what is the reality of america today? >> "homeland". >> "zero dark thirty". >> it would be "homeland". >> an american prison of war had been turned. >> what show time reflects is this latent paranoia that most of us feel, having lived through september 11th. >> reporter: we also got the message that america still equals family. >> modern family. >> modern family. >> parenthood. >> modern family. >> modern family. >> modern family. >> reporter: it may just look a little different these days. ♪ the circle of life >> we adopted a baby. >> what happened really is television has caught u
strip in a city not easily shocked. it started at 4:30 a.m. someone in a black range rover with dealer plates fired into this maz rat tea killing the driving causing it to go out of control. it continued through an intersection and smashed into this car. hard to tell, but that is a taxi cab. it burst into flame. the driver and passenger trapped inside died. >> it's possible that the cab may have been running on propane. they are investigating the engineering and mechanicals of that vehicle. >> reporter: still on the loose, the black range rover with dealer plates. a common vehicle here. police warning that the occupants are armed and dangerous. >> very dark, tinted windows and occupied multiple times by black males. >> reporter: now, we expect that las vegas police will be holding a press conference shortly, in about an hour, about 5:00 p.m. eastern time, wolf. we're going to try to bring that to you live. we hope to learn more details about how this thing played out. we do know that police have requested video from all of the major hotels on this part of the strip. so they are hoping
of these people behind me have been saying that this is a traf city of justice. he admitted to shooting her and he should stay in jail. this is going to be a hot topic of conversation and debate in south africa. >> when you look at those pictures of him leaving, very grim faced men and women in that car, far different from the first pictures we had of him when he was being arrested where he was hiding his face. this is just the beginning, right, just the bail part of this. when does the trial start? >> reporter: it's the beginning of a long ordeal for oscar's family and reeva's family. the earliest, the soonest we are going to see a trial could be at least another two years until there's any sense of his fate. you talk about looking drawn. just talking to my cnn producer, diane mccarthy who was in court today. we were outside doing lives all day. she was describing he looks gaunt, withdrawn, isolated. many of the journalists and observers in court and i noticed yesterday when i was in court, he looks aged. his hair seems to be going grayer and he lost weight. we know he hasn't been eating a lot. t
not take away from what has been a superb week for new orleans, the city that was mostly once under water, now hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, talked to a lot of fans last night after that delay and they said this does not affect how they feel about super bowl week, they had a great experience, and this was just an unfortunate incident. roger goodell saying this does not affect the nfl looking at having new orleans host another super bowl and i know the city is aiming towards 2018 to do that to coincide with the 300 year anniversary of the city. >> there is a whole other story line today percolating, joe carter, about how cbs dropped the ball according to this one. sports columnist on the new york daily news, we'll talk about that later in the hour with several voices we're bringing on whether or not they failed to report what was happening as they awaited on the sidelines. joe carter for me in new orleans. thank you. i want to play some sound. this is commissioner roger goodell. this is what he is saying here about this blackout. >> there is no indication at all that this
from now, this will likely be covered with snow. as for what new york city is preparing for? preparing for a lot of snow. hundreds of salt trucks up at the ready and plows ready, also trains, extra trains running during rush hour to get people home, right when the storm is supposed to hit. at its finest, soledad. >> alison kosik, thank you, allison. >>> let's head to where the latest on where the storm is headed. jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center in atlanta. give us a sense of where it begins and where it ends over the time frame? >> two different systems. one right off the coast in the mid-atlantic. really getting energized. this is the system that is moving up the northeast and this is what's combining with the system in the great lakes. right now, we're dealing with rain out there for most areas. again, still seeing a little bit of wintry precipitation moving through parts of northern weigh, washington, d.c. area. we saw allison's live shot out of new york city with a little wet snow. snow not going to pick up until later in the afternoon for new york city. 4:00, 5:00. but
kaye. i want to start with you in vatican city for a beginning and end of sorts here. pope benedict xvi is residing from st. peter's square right now. this is one of the last appearances he will make as pope. on the other end of the spectrum it is audition day for some of his successors. joining me now from rome cnn international correspondent ben wedemen. ben, i want to start with pope benedict. how will he spend his last 11 days now as pope? >> well, right now what we see is a much larger crowd that he's addressing in st. peter's square. numbers as high as 150,000 people on a normal sunday it wouldn't be even half that number. now, he's going to give this angelus prayers and address the faithful in a number of languages. right now in italian but also be speaking with them in english, polish, german. also today, however, he's going to go into a week of retreat for the period of lent and during that time he will be meeting in prayer and contemplation with many senior bishops and cardinals and, obviously, when that week comes to an end he will resume his normal activities, which include
morning as well, around 41 miles per hour in boston and 36 miles per hour in new york city so that's going to make those temperatures feel even colder than it feels right now. there's the snow coming down east maine and into the boston area and providence. heading to this hour, heavy snow at times. likely will see half a foot in boston accumulating. a lot will be blowing around, and then off the coast of the carolinas you can see the moisture working its way off the coastline itself, but behind that we're dealing with winter weather conditions, winter weather advisory in place here through 10:00. watch for black ice. once again, it's really hard to see as you come over the roadways there, and it makes it very slick and do be expecting to see some of that on bridges and overpasses, specifically. here's the current windchill in florida. can you believe this? this is the sunshine state and we're talking and feeling like 26 degrees in gainesville and 24 in jacksonville is what it feels like right now and even in south florida, we're talking temperatures here in the mid-30s in sarasota and ft.
city. we're getting new video of a building on fire. there are preliminary reports this started with a car crash. as you can see, it led to something much, much bigger than expected. we'll have the latest. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular well executed diamond heist that reads like an agatha christie whodunit. precious gems stolen by heavily armed men right out of the cargo hold of a plane at an airport in brussels, belgium. there was choreography and precision to the theft which unfolded at lightning speed. the whole operation took only a few short minutes. the thieves were described as professionals by one official, and are most likely linked to organized crime. dan rivers tonight on what
transportation system could be just weeks away. >> flights to major cities, like new york, chicago, san francisco, and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes. >> it's all part of how the transportation department says they will have to deal with the looming budget cuts. >> to likely close more than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with fewer than 150,000 flight operations per year. >> that means smaller airports across the nation, places like boca raton, florida, joplin, missouri, will see their air traffic control towers shut down. >> what does this mean for you? if they have fewer people in these towers, they can't keep up with the pace of takeoffs or landings and that may mean fewer flights which could mean higher ticket prices. and that's not all. a representative for the air traffic controller worries about the impact. >> it's hard to see how it's not going time pact safety in terms of the efficiency and safety of the system. so we're very concerned how that's going to play out. >> but the transportation department insists these cuts will not impact safety, after the furlo
. this is an online video showing new york city in flames, north korean rockets launching and a north korean man sleeping like a baby. the music in the background, we are the world, the video posted by a north korean propaganda web site hits the webs a few weeks after north korea's launch of a satellite. we will talk more about this video. we want to brings you to saudi arabia, a secret american drone base might not be so secret any more. both new york times, washington post disclosing that this base does in fact exist. saying that there are questions about the drone program that's probably going to come up during the confirmation hearings for john brennan for cia director. brennan used to run the cia station in saudi arabia. we will be live from pentagon in a minute. >>> and falling from space, wow, pretty cool, at a rate of more than 843 miles per hour, that's how fast dare devil felix baumgartner fell when he jumped from space. the official speed has been released. even faster now than those record keepers thought at first. pretty cool stuff. >>> one of our top stories today at cnn, a secret
for power plants. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed vat tan city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds of catholic faithful from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. about 100,000 people turned out to hear benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. the 85-year-old pope shocked the world last week when he announced he's resigning at the end of the month. >>> danica patrick became the first woman to win the pole position for the daytona 500. she will share the front row next sunday with jeff gordon. this will be patrick's first full season in nascar sprint cup series. >>> a few minutes ago i talked with danica patrick right here on cnn. it was not long after her ground-breaking achievement. she joined me from daytona beach. she's a modest lady and i asked her if she understood the magnitude making this important mark is in sports. >> in a simple word, yes, i understand that. i think that understanding the scope of what that means and what that will end up meaning is -- or if any is something that happens down the road. in the moment it
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this hour at a restaurant. one person was killed in kansas city, missouri, in that accident. we have learned that the company laying cable prior to the explosion at jj's restaurant didn't have a proper permit for excavation. the permit violation carries a $500,000 fine and maybe up to six months of jail. authorities still don't know what actually caused the gas to ignite. to say it again, somebody was killed. >> it has been 571 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? by looking at washington, not much. four days until forced spending cuts going into effect, and the dow posted its worst day of the year, 20down 216 points. >> our fourth story "outfront," accusations of sex, blackmail, and abuse. the vatican is in total damage role. two papers claim pope benedict's health is not the reason he's stepping down. they say a top secret reports that he's stepping down because some priests are being blackmailed by male prostitutes. the povatican denies it. out front, barbie from rome, and raymond arroyo. really appreciate both of your taking the time. barbie,
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before he retires. thousands gathered in vatican city to hear him speak. the pontiff assured the crowd that although he's retiring, he isn't going to abandon the church, but will dedicate his time to prayer and meditation. now to a scandal surrounding the catholic church, italian media are reporting on allegations of a network of gay priests at the vatican. blackmailed by a network of male prostitutes. meanwhile, an american cardinal says he intends to help select the new pope despite a petition that he not be allowed to do so. the l.a. archdiocese relieved cardinal roger mahoney of public duties after it was revealed he plotted to conceal child molestation priests. meanwhile, four priests have accused of a scottish cardinal of inappropriate behavior. they have reported cardinal keith o'brien to the vatican. the cardinal has denied the allegations. >>> hollywood's most celebrated actors are getting ready for the red carpet at the oscars, the 85th annual academy awards gets under way about five hours from now. this year could be one for the record books. we'll explain why in just a few
. almost oklahoma city. to the northwest of stillwater and guthrie, moving into wichita, and even tonight, moving into kansas city. so bigger cities about to get hit. snow just coming down now. still not quite sticking to the roadways. salt working at this point. but tonight you will get another six inches of snow by morning. and then another four on top of that six during the day tomorrow. so it is coming down and it is going to come down everywhere across kansas, into kansas city, into elva, even a place where we've sent our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it
, and to america, has never been stronger. >>> a developing story out of kansas city. we're getting new video of a building on fire. there are preliminary reports this started with a car crash. as you can see, it led to something much, much bigger than expected. we'll have the latest. let's bing it on. [fight bell: ding, ding] how many here are google users? what if i was to tell you that you would actually like bing way more than google when it came to the results? prove it. let's look up some taco places. i like the left side. yeah? okay, do we need to find out what the waves are like down at the beach? what side do you like better? i like the results on the right. i'm gonna go with the one on the left. oh! bing won! people prefer bing over google for the web's top searches. don't believe it? go to bingiton.com and see what you're missing. >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular well executed diamond heist that reads like an agatha christie whodunit. precious gems stolen by heavily armed men right out of the cargo hold of a plane at an airport in brussels, belgium. there was choreog
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of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> our third story "outfront," suing lance armstrong. the justice department announced it's joining a lawsuit accusing the cyclist and former team managers of defrauding the federal government out of millions to finance the u.s. postal service cycling team, filed in 2010 by floyd landis. to the feds have a case? paul callan, how important is it that the feds are jumping in? >> this is very, very big. what it indicates is the federal government, justice department, have faith there's a legitimate suit here. this false claims act was started in the civil war when the u.s. government was being defrauded by contractors and it said, basically, if you're a work
. blizzard dumped a staggering 40 inches of snow in hamden, connecticut. so much snow, the city's mayor says many roads there are still blocked today, at least nine deaths blamed on the blizzard, and as of late yesterday, 270,000 utility customers still in the dark. now, another slippery threat in the east and south. not out of danger zone. alexandra steele tracking the threat coming in this morning. >> good morning, john. danbury, connecticut, seeing ice. a mix of ice and snow. all snow in pitsfield, mass. the good news, it will all move through by noon today. freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories, done by the afternoon. yesterday, 15 reports of tornadoes in the south in mississippi, of course, that awful scenario the powerful tornado. february in mississippi on average, they see about eight tornadoes during the month. not out qwest, but look at this. a rain tree. today, the throat not so much isolated tornado but heavy rain. yesterday and wednesday right along i-10, i-20 corridor, dallas to atlanta. and there is the potential for three to five inches of rain. not moving anywh
than 14 inches of snow fell in wichita. only one other storm in the city's history was worse. that was more than 50 years ago. >> let's go to wichita. how are people dealing with this much snow? >> reporter: well, most schools and universities in kansas and missouri are closed today. businesses throughout the region were closed all yesterday. they opened a lot later today. and the kansas government also started a little later today, around 10:00. usually they're in earlier. but here is the warning that the kansas officials sent out to residents. this is pretty good. please clear off hoods and roofs of your vehicles before driving. of course you don't want big chunks of snow obstructing your vision, but all the roads are open and they're pretty clear today. >> we know kansas, missouri declared states of emergency. do you have a lot of folks stranded on the roads? >> reporter: there were some. the national guard patrolled about 800 miles of roads throughout kansas. they helped about 70 stranded cars. the good news is that there was zero deaths, 106 accidents, 15 injury, but peo
in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vatican watchers are somewhat skeptical about these reports. but many other people are taking them seriously. they've been picked up not only by these two publications but really they're appearing in all the italian media. we've had in the past just three years ago, there were reports that were backed up by video and still pictures of rather gay priests within the vatican, and so there is a historical precedence to that. so many people in fact, do take these reports very seriously. despite the vigorous denials from the vatican. >> ben wedeman in rome. one of the men who help elect the next pope is cardinal roger mahoney in this country. he is giving a deposition today about alleged sex crimes by priests when he was archbishop of los angeles. miguel marquez is in l.a. mahoney has been deposed in the past. what's different this time? >> well, the big diff
on cnn. we're breaking down the big event, what it means for the city and more, saturday, 4:00 p.m. eastern. i love, love, love beyonce. >> love, love, love. what a beautiful rendition of "the star spangled banner." >> she kind of came out there and said, take that, i can do it. >> we were right there when she was lip syncing. it was a great rendition. >> wolf does try to sing beyonce right there in the makeup room sometimes. >> all the single ladies. thanks very much for joining us. you can follow us on twitter @wolfblitzer, @katebaldu an. >>> up next, senators rough up chuck hagel during his confirmation hearing. a senior lawmaker is "outfront" to explain why he's voting against chuck hagel. and chuck grassley implies the video games, not guns, are the reasons for america's mass shootings. what role did the donations he received from the nra play? and another super bowl ad being called racist. we'll show you the ad. it's a near and dear to our heart topic. let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin right now, though, with breaking news. you are looking at pictures right now of mexic
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